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  • Birthday 05/17/1982

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  1. Even tho I am in the UK, I still haven't done most of the parks in Europe. Must admit we do find it quite hard with a 3 year old in tow. Troverland is one I certainly want to do. We are off to Europa this year for the first time in 8 years. Get photos from your trip. Hope you really enjoyed it
  2. We are off to Liseberg for the first time tomorrow. Stopping overnight so we can stay for the 11pm close Really looking forward to it
  3. We visited Paultons for the first time this week and it is a lovely little park but needs a little something more and I think this project for next year will certainly give them that
  4. Got to ride Smiler on Saturday and it's a fun ride but nothing special tbh. The best bit by far is the bunny hops - airtime heaven!. We had an ERS on Nemesis in the morning 8-9 and the park recommended we headed over to Smiler straight after which we did. We were in the queue from 9.10am and they opened it at 11.40. We rode about 10 mins after it opened. The staff running it were making sure every train was going out full which was great to see. (Shame we couldn't say the same about Oblivion) Smiler has quite a bit of power and speed even tho it looked very slow during testing. It was fun but for me there were too many inversions one after the other and it was a bit disorientating. I found the last two inversions painful as I am short I sit quite low in the restraints so I got a nice whack in my jaw going through them. The general public seem to love it and I think it will do well for them even with all the problems they have had so far. I think it ran all day Saturday without stopping. (The q was a good 3 hours all day) The biggest surprise for my hubby and I was thirteen. Having not ridden it before Saturday we were expecting it to be quite bad however it is actually a great fun family ride and the drop was quite a surprise as I was expecting a much shorter drop than it gave. If Alton had marketed that for what it is then rather than how they did I think more people would of been happier with it. Lots of kids were coming off smiling and laughing which was great to see Overall we had a good day, it was busy due to the weather but we enjoyed ourselves which was the main thing. For those with young children, we can highly recommend the parent share that Alton run - the staff were great in guest services.
  5. But I have a good reason! We have a new member in our household. Please meet Rebecca who was born in late March. Lucky for me I didn't miss much of the coaster season but I did lose out a bit when we went to Sweden in September but I had already visited the park so wasn't too disappointed
  6. We are off to visit Alton next Saturday so will take some photos and hopefully be able to report back on what it is like. So far it has had mixed reviews.....
  7. Alton Towers, next year I expect. Depends on when Baby shows up
  8. After my short visit in May this year, my family decided they would like to visit this park. So we planned a 1 night stay to spend 2 days at the park. After a very early start to the day and an early flight we arrived in Sweden early enough to go and visit the largest Ikea store whilst we waited for Gröna Lund to open at 3pm. We headed across Stockholm city centre (which took about 45 mins from our hotel) and once we had our entry wristbands headed off to ride the two kiddie coasters first. On my last visit the park was so busy that I wasn't able to get the credit for these. The weather wasn't great (heavy rain for most of our stay) however, during our time in the park the weather was kind to us and it stopped raining on both days. We managed to get all the rides done within an hour as we appeared to be the only people in the park. We stayed for 3 hours and headed back to the hotel to find somewhere to eat in the evening. Our hotel was near a large shopping/entertainment centre so they had plenty of food choices for us. Next day was somewhat a repeat of the day before but we took all the camera so we could do some filming/photographs before leaving for the airport. Anyway, enough of me jabbering, photos...... Bye Bye Stansted airport Hello Soggy Sweden Big Ikea Nyckelpigan - the best kiddie coaster ever Tea Cup fun Jetline Jetline The back of Jetline More Jetline Twister - one of the best woodies Twister Insane Insane We saw this alot of the weekend - staff brushing the water away. Wouldn't happen in the UK Bulldog Challenge Having fun on the carousel (we only went on this as the ride op was so lovely) General Food area Kiddies area Concert area which has live music every day All wanting the same shot Being evacuated from Blå Tåget after it broke down (my first ride evacuation in 11 years) Inside Stockholm Skavasta Airport
  9. We can't watch it in the UK so we have managed to download it. Looked good and we had even been on two of the coaster show Thought it was quite funny that of the 8 coasters featured in the first 2 episodes 7 of them were B&M's
  10. I wish they could cook - would save me having to cook for them most evenings. In the US i think they are called "pups" in europa we call them "kittens" (which can be quite funny as people think of baby cats and then see the rat and panic )
  11. There isn't really enough new stuff over here at the moment for them to visit (at a guess)
  12. GronaLund, Sweden Will be my 2nd visit but the rest of my group's 1st visit
  13. Rat show info now here: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=62924
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